Thousands upon thousands of people across Muskoka and the neighbouring regions are without power today.

Hydro One says it has crews responding to over 1000 outages affecting more than 167,000 customers across Ontario.

Outages are being reported in Bracebridge, Burk’s Falls, Huntsville, Magnetawan, Parry Sound, Sundridge, the Haliburton area and in many other communities across the region.

Friday’s extreme weather is to blame. Hydro lines have been brought down in some cases because of the strong winds or because those winds have knocked trees down into the power line lines.

Crews are working to get the power restored. Lakeland Power is offering no estimated time of restoration at this time; however Hydro One is reporting a wide range of times people can expect the lights to turn back on. That range is between this afternoon and late Sunday afternoon.

In some of the more remote areas that service time could push into Monday. Take advantage of the daylight, go and shop, picking up enough potable water for a few days and some dry goods not reliant on refrigeration. Also, grab a couple of coolers and take them with you to buy ice to save some of your perishables.

Keep in mind that because of the sheer volume of outages there’s no guarantee on these times. In the meantime, a wind warning remains in effect for the Parry Sound-Muskoka area.

To have a look at what might be affecting your power you can check out the Hydro One Outage Map – by clicking here!